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Week 9 Picks

8:20 PM Thursday, November 01, 2012

Kansas City
@
San Diego (-7.0)
Schultz Picks: San Diego

World Picks: 82.9% - San Diego
KC 13 SD 31 San Diego Wins
Your Pick:

Both teams are coming off painful losses for different reasons. For the Chargers, with all that talent on offence, to score only six points against the Browns is disturbing. For the Chiefs, at 1-6, it's unrealistic to think they will make a playoff run; they would have to win their last nine games to have a 10-win season. Something has to change in San Diego. With Philip Rivers at QB, Malcolm Floyd at WR, Ryan Mathews as the primary RB, and Antonio Gates at TE, they are due for a breakout game. The Chargers have hope, purpose, and play this Thursday night game at home. The Chiefs? None of the above. San Diego covers the 7.


1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Denver
@
Cincinnati (-3.5)
Schultz Picks: Denver

World Picks: 91.4% - Denver
DEN 31 CIN 23 Denver Wins
Your Pick:

The next two weeks could make or break the Bengals' season. This week, it is Peyton Manning and Denver, next week it is Eli Manning and the Giants. There is no doubt that the Denver offence is playing their best right now; a good indicator being Manning's 17 touchdowns to only four interceptions. But defensively, the Broncos are improving as well. That was a talented Saints team that Denver's defence held to 14 points. Tough one to pick with the Bengals coming off the bye, at home, on the East Coast and in a bit of a must win. But... Denver covers.


1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Baltimore (-3.5)
@
Cleveland
Schultz Picks: Baltimore

World Picks: 82.2% - Baltimore
BAL 25 CLE 15 Baltimore Wins
Your Pick:

The first time Baltimore met Cleveland, the Ravens won 23-16. It was the ninth time in a row that Cleveland lost to Baltimore and although they did compete well, nine straight loses to one team is an exceptionally high number. With the Ravens coming off the bye, they will be able to re-assess how to improve on defence, and if they do, they still have a great opportunity to win the AFC North. In the last two games, the Browns have only scored seven on San Diego and 13 on the Colts. I feel the Ravens will look at this as Season No. 2 and be ready to go. Baltimore covers.


1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Arizona
@
Green Bay (-11.0)
Schultz Picks: Green Bay

World Picks: 75.3% - Green Bay
ARI 17 GB 31 Green Bay Wins
Your Pick:

I thought the Cardinals really had a tough time passing the test of toughness against a very physical 49ers team. Green Bay should win but by how much? If the 49ers can win by 21, so can the Packers. I just can't ignore the 21-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio for Aaron Rodgers; too many explosive play possibilities. Packers don't take the Cardinals for granted, as they did with the Jaguars, and win big. Packers cover.


1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Chicago (-3.5)
@
Tennessee
Schultz Picks: Tennessee

World Picks: 81.7% - Chicago
CHI 51 TEN 20 Chicago Wins
Your Pick:

The Bears have had a good year on defence. With six interception returns for touchdowns, only one first quarter touchdown allowed and one rushing touchdown allowed, points for Jake Locker may be tough to create as he may be starting this week. The Bears have won five in a row and if not for a game changing interception, they would have lost to Carolina. Chris Johnson has run for almost 400 yards in the last three games. Logic says Bears, but Titans keep it close.


1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Miami (-1.0)
@
Indianapolis
Schultz Picks: Miami

World Picks: 59.7% - Miami
MIA 20 IND 23 Indianapolis Wins
Your Pick:

The Dolphins have played seven games and have only played one bad game - Week 1 losing to Houston 30-10, a definite playoff team. Their other two losses have been in overtime. For the Colts, Andrew Luck has 1,971 passing yards over seven games; only Cam Newton has produced more as a rookie last year with 2,103. But I like the Dolphins. As good as Luck is, Miami has the better team. Miami covers.


1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Carolina
@
Washington (-3.5)
Schultz Picks: Washington

World Picks: 74.1% - Washington
CAR 21 WSH 13 Carolina Wins
Your Pick:

Ten dropped passes. That is what happened in the Redskins' 27-12 loss at Pittsburgh. You just can't recover from 10 dropped passes. It will not happen this week. The low point for Carolina was Week 3, the Thursday night game they lost at home to the Giants, 36-7. Since then, they have not won a game but have lost by 2, 4, 5, and 1. I think Robert Griffin III will do something spectacular to win by seven. Redskins cover.


1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Detroit (-3.5)
@
Jacksonville
Schultz Picks: Jacksonville

World Picks: 83.3% - Detroit
DET 31 JAC 14 Detroit Wins
Your Pick:

The Jaguars have played two competitive games in a row, losing to the Packers in Green Bay, 24-15, and to Oakland, 26-23, in overtime. Detroit scored 28 on a good Seattle defence and lost by six to Chicago. The odd aspect of the Lions' season this year is that they have trailed in the fourth quarter of every game this year. I think Detroit wins but only by three. Take Jacksonville.


1:00 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Buffalo
@
Houston (-10.0)
Schultz Picks: Houston

World Picks: 87.3% - Houston
BUF 9 HOU 21 Houston Wins
Your Pick:

Really only one point to emphasize here. The Bills are 32nd against the run, allowing 176 per game, and have allowed 12 runs of 20 or more. Houston is at home coming off the bye week. Houston covers.


4:05 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Tampa Bay
@
Oakland (-1.0)
Schultz Picks: Tampa Bay

World Picks: 67.0% - Tampa Bay
TB 42 OAK 32 Tampa Bay Wins
Your Pick:

Bucs are coming off a really good game; last Thursday's 36-17 win at Minnesota. Key injury is to Carl Nicks at guard, who may be the best in the business. In a year of rookie QB's, Bucs running back Doug Martin is having a great year. Take Tampa Bay.


4:05 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Minnesota
@
Seattle (-5.0)
Schultz Picks: Seattle

World Picks: 71.6% - Seattle
MIN 20 SEA 30 Seattle Wins
Your Pick:

The Seahawks are undefeated at home, beating pretty good teams in Dallas, Green Bay and New England. The Vikings are a surprise 5-3 but that's a little misleading. Their only win over a good team/winning team was in Week 3, a 24-13 win over San Francisco. Every other win is over a team that is not winning. Seattle covers.


4:25 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Pittsburgh
@
NY Giants (-3.5)
Schultz Picks: Pittsburgh

World Picks: 62.6% - NY Giants
PIT 24 NYG 20 Pittsburgh Wins
Your Pick:

Both teams will be ready to play as both know the ability of each other. Against similar competition, the Steelers excel. Washington was in town and the Steelers won pretty easy, 27-2. The week before that, Washington was in New York and the Giants needed the dramatic fourth quarter touchdown to beat Washington, 27-23. Last week, the Giants did beat Dallas for the fourth time, 29-24, but needed a defensive touchdown from Jason Pierre-Paul to win and an extended hand by Dez Bryant taking a winning score away for Dallas. I don't think either team dominates the other. Take Pittsburgh.


8:20 PM Sunday, November 04, 2012

Dallas
@
Atlanta (-4.0)
Schultz Picks: Dallas

World Picks: 78.1% - Atlanta
DAL 13 ATL 19 Atlanta Wins
Your Pick:

There is no doubt that the biggest problem with the Dallas Cowboys is the Dallas Cowboys. By the time the season is over, Tony Romo will probably break his personal record for most interceptions in a season. And they are playing a Falcons team with a QB in Matt Ryan who is 29-4 at home in the Georgia Dome. But Dallas was down 24-0 at one time to the Giants and found the will to come back and make it a game. The Falcons are the better team; the Cowboys are the desperate team. Take Dallas.


8:30 PM Monday, November 05, 2012

Philadelphia
@
New Orleans (-3.5)
Schultz Picks: Philadelphia

World Picks: 56.5% - New Orleans
PHI 13 NO 28 New Orleans Wins
Your Pick:

Both teams should be able to move the ball constantly and consistently. Philadelphia should be able to move the ball because the Saints are stopping nobody, and I mean nobody. Peyton Manning ripped them for 530 yards on Sunday night, making it the seventh game in a row that an opposition offence has rolled for 400 yards or more. That is every game this year. Now, the Saints will move the ball and the Eagles can't protect the ball, (minus-9 in takeaway/giveaway) so it is on Vick to play better. The problem with the Saints involves 11 on defence while the problem with the Eagles involves one on offence. Take the Eagles.




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